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Deep Purple To Open FIS Championships

Tipsport Arena  in Liberec
Tipsport Arena in Liberec

According to Kateřina Neumannová, the organisational committee president of the Nordic Ski World Championships, which will be taking place from the 18th February until the 1st March, 2009 in Liberec, the Czech Republic, the iconic British hard rock band Deep Purple will open the championship. The veteran rockers will appear in the Tipsport Arena with a concert.

The World Championship in Nordic skiing is held once in two years and will take place in the Czech Republic for the first time. The opening ceremony named White Night will include laser show. The welcoming speech will be told by Franco Kasper, the International Ski Federation (FIS) President, who is to pronounce the championship officially opened. The medal-awarding ceremony at the end of the championship will be held in Benesovo namesti square in Liberec.

The Nordic Ski World Championships will be the biggest and the most important sports event in the Czech Republic this year. It will gather the best and most experienced skiers in the world to compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping (first in many years women will be allowed to compete at ski jump towers).

The Official Presenting Sponsor of the 2009 Championships will be Malta-registered company, which is widely known as a sponsor of numerous sports events and a partner of several ice hockey teams from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The company is one of the most popular betting providers in Europe and has registered customers from over 70 countries.

Kateřina Neumannová, who is the Olympic winner and two times world champion in cross country skiing besides being the Championship’s official, commented on this account: "As president of the organising committee in Liberec, I gladly welcome as Presenting Sponsor. Being a top athlete for many years, I am well aware of the emotions that are involved in Sports. All the more reason to look forward to the forthcoming Word Championship and the partnership with the sports enthusiastic company."

Photo: Tipsport Arena in Liberec, by Rawac (

Date: 19/01/2009

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